COMMUNITY HALL UPDATE
Phase 2 of the major upgrade to the hall is now fully funded. Particular thanks to Mary McGarry and Frank Callus who have lobbied on behalf of the parish for grant aid. The Finance Committee and the Hall Committee have decided that we should go ahead with the project as quickly as possible. This second and final phase will provide us with much needed office and storage space
At the 9.30am Mass we welcome the children and parents from St Peter’s Primary School
FROM FR. TONY
My thanks to Fr. Mick for his supportive ministry for the last 5 weeks. He returned to Clonmel . Weekday Masses will be reduced for the next few months until several of the brethren from India and East Africa can secure working visas. I'll be spending time in Liverpool in the coming weeks. Please continue to pray for my brother, John who is coping well with his declining health.
Please take a free copy of this month’s Catholic People newspaper as you leave Mass today.
If you know of anyone who is lonely or isolated and would like a visit or support from the SVP please contact Peter Sullivan on 07906101015.
CD OF ORGAN MUSIC
Peter, our organist, has recently recorded a new CD of Carlotta Ferrari's music. This includes the "Via Crucis" sequence which has been played during Lent for the past two years. The cost of the CD is just a donation - all proceeds will be divided between the next CD project and the Alzheimers Society. If you would like a copy please contact Jane on 07735467058 or email@example.com. Thanks for your support.
MARRIAGE PREPARATION IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF CARDIFF
We are currently recruiting volunteers who would be interested in joining our Marriage Preparation team. As the provision of lay-led preparation across the diocese is expanded and developed, we need to recruit more volunteers. Could you work with engaged couples as a facilitator? As a volunteer facilitator you would:-
1. Become part of the developing network of Marriage Preparation providers within our Archdiocese.
2. Deliver Marriage Care programmes to engaged couples of your deanery.
3. Help engaged couples discern their readiness for the Sacrament of Marriage.
4. Deepen your own appreciation of the Sacrament of Matrimony.
Training and support will be provided by Marriage Care in partnership with the Archdiocese Family Life Worker.
For more details speak to Fr Tony or contact either firstname.lastname@example.org or, in the diocese, Joanne White, Family Life Worker on 029 20365964 or email email@example.com
WALES & THE MARCHES CATHOLIC HISTORY SOCIETY
We are trying to put together a full set of copies of the “Illtydian”, the magazine of St. Illtyd’s College Grammar School, which served pupils from Cardiff, Newport and many other areas during the years from 1923-1964 (the last year of the 11+ exam). The magazine was first produced in 1929 and we are particularly looking for copies prior to 1939. If you can help please contact Tricia Coulthard, phone 029 2059 5899 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t forget that the Blessed Sacrament is exposed for prayer and adoration from 10.30 am to 8 pm every Wednesday here in St. David’s Chapel (entrance through the Bedford Street gate).
OFFICIAL PRISON VISITORS [OPV’s]
Are needed at HMP Cardiff. Any parishioner interested in finding out more please contact Peter Sullivan on 07906 101015
CHAIR OF THE PARISH IN COUNCIL
Open meetings of the Parish in Council are held about every 6 weeks to look at all aspects of our worship and outreach. Terence Topham has now stood down as Chair after years of sterling service. Could YOU be his replacement? Terence is happy to chat to anyone interested in the duties of the Chair, phone 07930 849941. The next meeting is in September and we will need a replacement by then.
The sheets for July and August are available today in the porch. If you know of any housebound parishioners who may like to join this campaign of daily prayer for the parish and for the world, just take a sheet to them. Please ensure that sick or frail parishioners know that Holy Communion can be brought to their homes by Fr. Tony and the Eucharistic ministers.
There is a collection of hard-back religious books in Polish in the church shop, please feel free to take some.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION IN 2019
Our preparation programme in the Parish continues with meetings for parents on Tuesdays 17th July at 7pm in St David’s Chapel (entrance through the black gates in Bedford Street). Please be aware, we are unable to provide childcare during these meetings.
“RACHEL’S DAY” - RAISING AWARENESS FOR SEPSIS
Charity Dog Walk & Family Fun Day
Saturday 14th July 12pm – 6pm at Rhiwbina Recreation Club, CF14 6EA. Free Entry. Registration opens at 12pm, walk starts at 1pm. Craft stalls, doggy tombola, raffle, children’s activities, Street food and licensed bar, doggy bandanas, dog and family portraits, friends for pets goody bags, live music. For more info see:-
DAY OF RENEWAL AND HEALING
“Responding to our God Given Calling” by Catholic Evangelist, Ros Powell.
On Saturday 21st July at St. Brigid’s Church, Crystal Glen, Cardiff CF14 5QN.
Mass at 9.30am
Talk 1 at 11am - Using Your God Given Gifts (1 Corinthians 12)
Talk 2 at 12 noon - Fan Into Flames What We Have [2 Timothy 1-6]
Please bring a packed lunch (tea and coffee provided)
14.00pm- Prayer and Praise
14.30pm- 16.30pm- Healing Service with Ros Powell
16.45pm- 17.00pm- Thanksgiving and Conclusion.
No charge for the day; donation only and free parking!
WELSH NATIONAL PILGRIMAGE
This year’s pilgrimage dates are Sunday 22nd to Friday 27th July, flying from Cardiff - details and bookings from 029 2000 3865.
WEDNESDAY 25th JULY : The coach will leave St Peters at 10am to go to Weston-Super-Mare. To book a seat (£10.00 per person), please contact Teresa Hurley on 029 20410092 or in the Church shop.
CAFOD SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED.
Could you spare some time to volunteer with CAFOD? CAFOD in South Wales is looking for volunteers to work with children and young people in Catholic schools to help them learn about global poverty and inspire them to take action. Full training and resources provided. To find out more please contact Therese Warwick on 029 20344882 or email email@example.com
GOING INTO HOSPITAL?
Waiting to go into hospital? Do please let your parish priest know in plenty of time. He will be pleased to celebrate the Sacrament of the Sick with you or any pastoral support you need. The small team of parish priests who currently provide 24/7 emergency cover in the Cardiff hospitals are under a great deal of pressure, so unfortunately there is no guarantee that one will always be available at any particular time. On the same theme, if you know of any Catholic already in hospital who needs or might like a visit or sacramental support, please continue to leave details with the Cardiff & Vale Hospital Chaplaincy on 029 2074 3230.
ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO THE GRAVE OF SAINT JOHN KEMBLE
This event takes place on Sunday 19th August, See notice board for details. All enquiries to The Pilgrimage Secretary, Mrs M Walsh: 01600 713316.
SEPTEMBER PILGRIMAGE 2018
A few vacancies are available for the 2018 Pilgrimage on 1st - 8th September with Canon Matthew Jones. The pilgrimage will be a spiritual and historical exploration of the North-East of England. We visit the Holy Isle of Lindisfarne, centre of 7th century St Aiden and St Cuthbert's missionary work; Durham with its magnificent Cathedral, resting place of Sts Cuthbert and Bede; Bede's monastery at Jarrow; St Wilfrid's Hexham Abbey and
nearby Hadrian's Wall. We stay at the Hotel Indigo in Newcastle. Any queries please ring Billy Gill 02920 593555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a detailed itinerary and cost.
MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND
“Worldwide Marriage Encounter” is a movement dedicated to enriching marriages, whether couples are newly married or well on in years. A course is being offered at the Pastoral Resources Centre (at St Illtyd’s School, Newport Road) from 8.30am to 4.30pm on Saturday/Sunday, 1st/2nd September. There are A4 sheets available in the porch giving full information and booking details for couples who might be interested